7th century burial site found in Fingal County, Ireland

Workers laying pipe for EirGrid were startled to discover human remains while excavating for underground power lines north of Dublin, Ireland. Tests revealed that the skeletons in the burial ground dated from between 617 to 675 CE.

Experts believe that the remains on the site are pre-Viking and from the conversion period of Christianity. “Every discovery from this period adds to our knowledge and understanding of what life was like over 1,400 years ago in Fingal," said Fingal County Council Heritage officer Gerry Clabby.